Updates on Construction Progress
We are putting the final touches on the new hospice residence at 618 Francklyn Street in Halifax. To make sure we are ready to receive and care for patients from Nova Scotia and their families, we anticipate opening in late April.
An opening date will be announced in mid-April, when we host three open houses for members of the public to tour the hospice residence.
In the meantime, we’re working daily to prepare for patients and families: all clinical and administrative staff have been hired, staff orientation is now underway, and the building nears closer and closer to completion. Patient rooms are nearly finished, with final touches, paint touch ups, and room and bathroom fixtures to install. Patient beds and the spa room tub arrived today and we expect appliances to arrive very soon. The Centre for Training and Education is nearly complete. We’ll be installing fixtures like door knobs and hand rails throughout the building.
Our fundraising efforts continue. We are working with donors and community members to finish raising $1 million for the capital build. One of our annual fundraising events, Hike for Hospice, will take place Sunday, May 5 at the Emera building and the Halifax waterfront.
The Hospice Halifax team is excited to be on the cusp of the next chapter in providing end-of-life care in our community.
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We’re opening a 10-bed hospice residence at 618 Francklyn Street in Halifax. Every year, Hospice Halifax will welcome about 150 Nova Scotian patients who have a terminal illness and are nearing the end of their lives. About 1,800 community members – patients’ extended family, friends and peers – will also have access to support at hospice. Our services will be free-of-charge.